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International Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to a range of postgraduate degrees in subjects including International Development, Politics and Education at UEA.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms
Start dates: January, July, September, October
Fees: From £18,195
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Award:

International Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ Level 6) from UEA.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject. Students intending to progress to MA Development Economics or MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development: A background in economics and a conditional offer from the School of International Development prior to entry to the International Graduate Diploma programme. Students intending to progress to MA in Maths Education: Some background in mathematics required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 31 May 2019 3 Terms £18,195
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £18,195
23 September 2019 29 May 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO students in computer lab

Are you interested in understanding development? Or maybe you’re already working in the sector and want to develop a social sciences perspective on the work you do. If so, this is the degree for you.

You’ll be introduced to the range and complexity of development studies, covering development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications. You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your interests by choosing from a wide variety of optional modules covering key topics such as poverty reduction, health, human rights and education.

When you graduate you’ll be well-prepared for a career in a wide range of areas including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies and multi-lateral organisations.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You will have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed by the final written version as well as an accompanying presentation.

Your English language and pathway subject process will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:

  • written assignment
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual
  • research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

Grades from the International Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject. Students intending to progress to MA Development Economics or MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development: A background in economics and a conditional offer from the School of International Development prior to entry to the International Graduate Diploma programme. Students intending to progress to MA in Maths Education: Some background in mathematics required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 July 2018 31 May 2019 4 Terms £22,945
1 October 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £23,090
8 July 2019 29 May 2020 4 Terms
-
30 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO students in computer lab

Are you interested in understanding development? Or maybe you’re already working in the sector and want to develop a social sciences perspective on the work you do. If so, this is the degree for you.

You’ll be introduced to the range and complexity of development studies, covering development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications. You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your interests by choosing from a wide variety of optional modules covering key topics such as poverty reduction, health, human rights and education.

When you graduate you’ll be well-prepared for a career in a wide range of areas including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies and multi-lateral organisations.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You will have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed by the final written version as well as an accompanying presentation.

Your English language and pathway subject process will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:

  • written assignment
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual
  • research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

Grades from the International Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject. Students intending to progress to MA Development Economics or MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development: A background in economics and a conditional offer from the School of International Development prior to entry to the International Graduate Diploma programme. Students intending to progress to MA in Maths Education: Some background in mathematics required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 29 May 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
-
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £18,195
24 September 2018 31 May 2019 3 Terms £18,195

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO students in computer lab

Are you interested in understanding development? Or maybe you’re already working in the sector and want to develop a social sciences perspective on the work you do. If so, this is the degree for you.

You’ll be introduced to the range and complexity of development studies, covering development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications. You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your interests by choosing from a wide variety of optional modules covering key topics such as poverty reduction, health, human rights and education.

When you graduate you’ll be well-prepared for a career in a wide range of areas including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies and multi-lateral organisations.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You will have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed by the final written version as well as an accompanying presentation.

Your English language and pathway subject process will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:

  • written assignment
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual
  • research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

Grades from the International Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 18 years and above
Academic requirements:

Pass in an undergraduate degree in any academic subject or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades in any academic subject. Students intending to progress to MA Development Economics or MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development: A background in economics and a conditional offer from the School of International Development prior to entry to the International Graduate Diploma programme. Students intending to progress to MA in Maths Education: Some background in mathematics required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
30 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
-
8 July 2019 29 May 2020 4 Terms
-
9 July 2018 31 May 2019 4 Terms £22,945
1 October 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £23,090

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Two INTO students in computer lab

Are you interested in understanding development? Or maybe you’re already working in the sector and want to develop a social sciences perspective on the work you do. If so, this is the degree for you.

You’ll be introduced to the range and complexity of development studies, covering development history, theory, research methods, and practical applications. You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your interests by choosing from a wide variety of optional modules covering key topics such as poverty reduction, health, human rights and education.

When you graduate you’ll be well-prepared for a career in a wide range of areas including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), government aid agencies and multi-lateral organisations.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed coursework. You will have to carry out an independent research project, which will be assessed by the final written version as well as an accompanying presentation.

Your English language and pathway subject process will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:

  • written assignment
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual
  • research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

Grades from the International Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

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